Restaurants Open in Memphis on Thanksgiving

There’s nothing better than spending Thanksgiving with family and friends. If you’re celebrating this year, here are some of the best restaurants in Memphis that will be open so you can stop by for a delicious meal or dessert!


One and Only BBQ

One and Only BBQ

3691 Millbranch Road, Memphis, TN 38111

Open Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., serving turkey and dressing plates for $10 (or $8 if you’re a senior) with all the trimmings; fried catfish, pork ribs or chicken tenders for $9; and sweet potato casserole for $4.99. Free dessert included with meal purchase.

B.B. King’s Blues Club

If you’re looking for a more traditional Thanksgiving meal, B.B. King’s Blues Club is open on Thanksgiving day and all three meals will be served. The famous Memphis blues venue has been around since 1991, when it was founded by businessman Robert “Bubba” Kirk, who is also the club’s namesake. It’s located right in the heart of downtown Memphis’ Beale Street area, which means that you can spend your night out listening to blues music while enjoying some delicious food at one of the best restaurants in town!

The menu at B.B.’s features southern staples like catfish and fried chicken as well as some really unique dishes like bacon-wrapped shrimp skewers and crispy chicken sandwiches with barbecue sauce slathered all over them. Plus every single item on their extensive bar menu also comes with an impressive list or craft beers from around the world that are sure to delight your taste buds (or if not then maybe just give them a second chance).

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

1152 S. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103

Open: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Sunday through Dec 8th, 2019

Phone: (901) 527-0075


Menu: Corky’s menu offers traditional barbecue favorites like slow smoked ribs, chicken and pulled pork sandwiches with all the fixings such as coleslaw or potato salad on a bun as well as an array of side dishes that include baked beans, fries or onion rings plus their famous banana pudding dessert will be available daily from open until closing time so stop by for some good food and family friendly atmosphere!


Huey’s is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and they’re offering their Thanksgiving specials as part of their regular menu all day long! For $9, you can get a roasted turkey dinner with dressing, candied yams, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and more on the side. Or try out the fried turkey dinner for $12: two pieces of fried breast meat served with mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy.

They’ll also be serving up their famous burgers all day long (including on Christmas Eve), plus an array of other classic American favorites like salads and wings for holiday feasts or just because it’s Thursday night!

The Majestic Grille

The Majestic Grille is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m on Thanksgiving Day and will serve its regular menu until 8 p.m., when it switches over to its buffet, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal includes soup and salad, turkey with all the fixings (including sweet potato casserole), prime rib and salmon entrées for $39 per person or $19 for children aged 6–12 years old (5-year-olds eat free). Reservations are required; call 901-523-7111 or visit

Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella

This Italian restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving their regular menu from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: 160 Beale St., Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: 901-526-0700

Loflin Yard

Loflin Yard is a restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee. It’s located at 809 Madison Ave and it’s open from 11am to 10pm on Thanksgiving Day.

The American cuisine here includes:

  • Fried Green Tomatoes (a Southern favorite)
  • Turkey with all the fixings
  • Baked Macaroni & Cheese (another Southern classic)

McEwen’s on Monroe

McEwen’s on Monroe is a bar and restaurant that will be open for business from 11am to 11pm on Thanksgiving Day, serving brunch, lunch and dinner. They have a full bar with options for cocktails and wine for those who want to drink in the morning.

These Memphis restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day in 2022

If you’re looking for a place to eat on Thanksgiving Day, here are a few options in the city of Memphis.

  • Closed:
  • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
  • Blues City Cafe
  • Broad Street Barbeque (closed for dinner only starting at 3 p.m.)
  • Buster’s Liquors & Wines (closing at 9:30 p.m.)
  • Open until 4 p.m.:
  • Chef’s Restaurant at Memphis Marriott East Hotel (3 – 7 p.m.) *Corleone’s Ristorante Italiano (2 – 6 p.m.) *Ellis Avenue Grill and Bar (11 a.m.-8 p.m.) *Frankie Too’s Restaurant + Bar (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5-8:30 p.m.; 695 Poplar Ave., 901-732-5200)

Get Thanksgiving Seconds in Memphis!

Well, there you have it. Some of the best restaurants in Memphis and the surrounding area will be open on Thanksgiving Day in 2022, so head over to one of these spots next year and get yourself some turkey!